Frequently Asked Questions
WFA is a joint degree that students earn at their local community/technical college and through Western Kentucky University. It is designed to compliment the professional/technical/vocational curriculum that students earn their A.A.S. degree in. WFA prepares its students to advance their careers by assuming supervisory and managerial roles in their industry. For many career fields, this is the most common career-progression path.
The Work Force Administration program has eight required WFA ### courses. These may be taken any time that the course is offered. WFA courses are taught on a frequent rotation to help students make timely progress towards graduation. In addition, students select an area of Professional Concentration (PC) take electives in that field. Students who have completed an A.A.S. degree may use those major courses to satisfy the Professional Concentration requirement.
The Work Force Administration major does not have math requirements beyond that required for General Education. Math 109 (or equivalent) is all that is required.
Work Force Administration is a professional degree, but it's not administered by the College of Business. As such, WFA majors are not required to take accounting, economics, statistics, and other classes that are a pre-requisite for admission to most business schools.
No. Any student who wants to major in Work Force Administration may do so. Unlike some other majors, there is no formal application process, no paperwork to complete, no list of pre-requisite courses, no required GPA. Transfer students should declare WFA when applying to Western.
Yes, each WFA course has a designated start and end date. WFA uses a unique “Tri-Term” schedule. Classes are taught for 5 weeks (instead of the traditional 15-week semester). Research has shown that working adults are much better able to focus on one class at a time, than juggling 4-5 classes at once. The Tri-Term still allows students to move quickly towards graduation.
- Have you completed your AAS Degree?
- Have you completed all General Education Requirements?
- (are you Fully-Gen-Ed-Certified?)